Best Off-Highway Drives in Oregon

This list represents the most popular off-highway drives in Oregon. Use this list to plan your next Oregon off-highway drives trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Cooper Spur, Mount Hood View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    •  Difficulty
    •  27 miles
    •  Guide

    This road leads to the highest hiking trail on Mt. Hood, Oregon’s highest peak. It also features two campgrounds, an old lodge, many other trailheads, ...

  • #2 Little North Santiam, Opal Lake View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Mill City, OR

    •  37.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This is one of Oregon’s most consistently surprising scenic roads, with incredibly beautiful streams, waterfalls, lakes, mountain meadows, trailheads, ...

  • #3 Badger Lake View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    •  54.6 miles
    •  Guide

    A primitive road, with wilderness on either side, leading to a gorgeous glacial cirque lake. Many trails and side trips. The last 6 miles are ...

  • #4 Valsetz View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Dallas, OR

    •  20 miles
    •  Guide

    This is an interesting and pleasant drive, mostly through intensively managed industrial forest land. The drive includes a visit to the site ...

  • #5 Antelope (Hart Mountain) Hot Springs View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Plush, OR

    •  Guide

    A high-elevation, primitive hot spring located in the center of the Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge. Situated near the head of Rock Creek ...

  • #6 Crack-in-the-Ground View Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Christmas Valley, OR

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  28 miles
    •  Guide

    A remarkable 2-mile-long fissure in the central Oregon lava plateau. The road leads to a fire lookout. On an easy, wide, mostly level, gravel ...

  • #7 Alvord Desert View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Fields, OR

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  64 miles
    •  Guide

    Highlights include a low desert along the base of the steep side of the Steens Mountains, with a close-up view of the dramatic 3-mile rise of ...

  • #8 Elk Lake Creek Trail #559 View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Detroit, OR

    •  14.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Elk Lake Creek Trail #559 is a hiking and horse trail in Marion County and Clackamas County, Oregon. It is within Bull of the Woods Wilderness ...

  • #9 High Rock Road View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Estacada, OR

    •  Difficulty
    •  25.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A beautiful drive along the mountain crest that lies between the North Fork Clackamas River and the Roaringiver. The road skirts the southern ...

  • #10 Succor Creek, Leslie Gulch View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Nyssa, OR

    •  88 miles
    •  Guide

    Highlights include Succor Creek, a remote and beautiful desert canyon; Leslie Gulch, another canyon marked by towering redrock spires; and the ...

  • #11 South Fork John Day River View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Dayville, OR

    •  31 miles
    •  Guide

    A pleasant backcountry drive along a Wild and Scenic River canyon, truly emerging in the middle of nowhere on an easy, wide gravel road. This ...

  • #12 Owyhee Canyon, Three Forks View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Jordan Valley, OR

    •  71 miles
    •  Guide

    Highlights include the Owyhee Canyon and the confluence of the main, Middle, and North Forks of the Wild and Scenic Owyhee River. Easy-to-moderate ...

  • #13 Rock Lakes, Frazier Turnaround View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    •  Difficulty
    •  10.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Highlights include High Rock, an impressive outcrop. Frazier Turnaround, while difficult to reach, is very pretty and very remote. There is a ...

  • #14 Golden and Silver Falls View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Allegany, OR

    •  Difficulty
    •  48 miles
    •  Guide

    Highlights include two of the most beautiful, unusual waterfalls on Heaven or Earth. The drive up the Millicoma River Valley is also very scenic. ...

  • #15 Sourdough Camp View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    O'Brien, OR

    •  52 miles
    •  Guide

    At the end of a long, bone-jarring, amazingly scenic road, is a spectacular river confluence in one of Oregon’s most remote locations. The road ...

  • #16 Molalla Canyon, Table Rock View Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Woodburn, OR

    •  44 miles
    •  Guide

    Highlights include Molalla River Recreation Area and Table Rock. Until recently, Table Rock was Oregon’s only Wilderness Area managed entirely ...

  • #17 Agness, Powers, Coquille Falls View Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Gold Beach, OR

    •  59 miles
    •  Guide

    This route explores the famous lower Rogue River canyon from the Oregon coast end, then heads over the mountains to the waterfall-lined South ...

  • #18 North Siuslaw River View Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Eugene, OR

    •  36.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A beautiful drive along the North Fork of the Siuslaw River tidal flats, then up a densely forested mountain and along a ridge that runs above ...

  • #19 Bohemia Mountain View Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Cottage Grove, OR

    •  59 miles
    •  Guide

    A beautiful drive along the Row River, Brice Creek, Noonday Ridge, and Sharps Creek. A stupendous panorama of the high peaks of the Central Cascades ...

  • #20 Skyline Road, Breitenbush Lake View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Detroit, OR

    •  14.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A very challenging road with a magnificent trailhead area for the Pacific Crest Trail, which leads north into the Olallie Lakes area and south ...